One day last week I went to Lane Bryant on my lunch break, and I picked up (among other things), this copy of Figure Magazine:
I was skeptical, at first, because it is a women's magazine, after all, but I was very impressed at how fat-positive it is.
They use real fat women as models, instead of just "fat for modelling" women.
Even for the lingerie modelling!
And, look! A magazine targetting to women (fat women, no less) that contains actual recipes with real ingredients. Not low-fat, low-carb, calorie counting "lose-weight-ipes".
There were articles about diet and excercise, but the focus was on your health and not your weight. The tone of the articles was more "of course you're taking care of your physical health, so here are some things to help you with that" and less "since you don't move much at all, try parking farther away to lose weight". The article about how to pack light for a trip included information about your work out gear because, dur, of course you're bringing that!
In fact, the only issue I had with the magazine was the sections that assumed I was in a relationship with a man (or wanted a relationship with a man!).
I guess a fat femme can't have everything, but I really don't need to read about fat-positive heteronormative sex. I mean, that's nice and all, but kind of "Ew" at the same time.
Aside from that one thing, I really did enjoy this magazine. It had a bunch of things I was interested in without making me feel like I needed to hurry up and lose a bunch of weight so that I could fit into the clothing featured. It's already my size! I don't have to wonder if I'll really look that cute in that one outfit because the model is closer to my size so I have a better idea of what it would actually look like on me.
I felt like I could see myself in this magazine more so than I have any other one that I've read.
And that totally rocks!